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The MPhil in Screen Media and Cultures (which will re-launch as the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies in the 2016-17 academic year) is an interdisciplinary degree that offers a firm grounding in the theoretical discourses that shape the academic study of the moving image, but in an expansive context that privileges freedom and originality of inquiry. In the Michaelmas (autumn) term students follow a two-part core course that offers a series of rigorous and innovative encounters with major theoretical and methodological debates. In the Lent (spring) term students take two optional modules. Across these terms students participate in eight research seminars offered by visiting scholars. In the Easter (summer) term students work closely with supervisors to produce their dissertations. During this term students also enjoy the opportunity to present their research in progress in a professional context. 

Graduates of the MPhil frequently proceed to doctoral study, but also go on to work in the film and media industries, and numerous other fields.

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Screenings and Events

Picturing Austrian Cinema

27 September 2016

Vienna based directors, Ulrich Seidl and Anja Salomonowitz are to attend Picturing Austrian Cinema, a Cambridge Research Symposium to be held at St John's College, Cambridge 27-28 September 2016.

Rock 'n' Film by David E. James

23 May 2016

Rock 'n' Film: Cinema's Dance with Popular Music - A lecture by David E. James. The lecture celebrates both Prof. James’s residency here at Cambridge as Distinguished Visiting Scholar and the publication of his newest book. 2 June 2016, 5pm, McCrum Lecture Theatre.

Filming Revolution: A Digital Methods Development workshop

16 May 2016

Join filmmaker / film scholar Alisa Lebow for an in-depth exploration of the methods used in creating the Filming Revolution project, a meta-documentary about film-making in the Egyptian Revolution. This event will be held on 16th May 2016 from 11.30am to 3.30pm, S3, Alison Richard Building, West Road, University of Cambridge.

Filmmaker in residence: Joanna Hogg

1 May 2016

The Centre for Film and Screen at the University of Cambridge is proud to host Joanna Hogg as its first Filmmaker in Residence in May 2016. Joanna Hogg is one of the leading contemporary British filmmakers working in the tradition of narrative art cinema. She is both a complex formalist and a keen observer of social life. Hogg will be holding a sequence of master classes at the Centre, and a symposium on her work will be held on 18 May. The Picturehouse Cinema collaborates with the Centre in hosting a complete retrospective screening of Hogg’s three feature films as well as screening of her first film, which stars Tilda Swinton, and variety of her short films and works for television.